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Rutgers Master Gardener Program

Rutgers Master Gardeners are unique group of volunteers trained in horticulture by Rutgers Cooperative Extension personnel to provide outreach programs to home gardeners in their community.

Join the Master Gardeners’ bus trip to LONGWOOD GARDENS on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018.


Longwood Gardens is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States. The spirit of the holiday season overflows during A Longwood Christmas.  Sing-alongs and strolling carolers fill the gardens with festive cheer. Longwood Gardens celebrates the season with more than 6,000 seasonal plants, colorful fountains dancing to holiday music and 500,000 lights decorating over 100 outdoor trees and illuminating the night sky.
The bus departs from the 4-H Center at 1 pm and departs from Longwood Gardens at 8 pm.

The trip is limited and is on a first come basis.  Click here for the registration form.


DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS OCTOBER 12
THE COST OF THE TRIP (includes Transportation and Admission)
SOMERSET MASTER GARDENERS - $55.00
ALL OTHERS - $70.00
Please include an additional $2.00 CASH with your check for bus driver gratuity.

Want to be notified of upcoming events? It's easy...just sign up for Rutgers Master Gardeners e-newsletters.

Need More Master Gardener Information?

Email: gyurian@co.somerset.nj.us or cubano@co.somerset.nj.us - or -

Contact the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset County Helpline:

Phone icon.908-526-6293, ext. 3 (March - October, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 12 Noon.

Email: rcemastergardener@co.somerset.nj.us (Year-Round). In case we need to reach you for further information, please include your phone number within your email message.

WE WANT YOU! Want to be a Master Gardener? Print and return the application, pre-test and volunteer agreement (found to the right of this webpage) - The 2018/2019 PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED. Click here for the flyer.

What do we do? These volunteers learn about horticulture, provide community and university services, and enjoy the company of other like-minded volunteers. Where do we work? Through opportunities in and through the Somerset County office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the existing Master Gardener program, newly trained volunteers return 100 hours within 18 months of completing their training to becomeCertified Rutgers Master Gardeners. To remain certified and active in the program, volunteers return 25 hours annually while also attending 10 hours of continuing education each year. Community service includes such areas as the Garden Helpline, Children's Programs, Speaker's Bureau, Horticultural Therapy, Public Outreach Events, and many others. University service includes volunteering in agriculture and horticulture research at various university-held properties.

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